Eugenia Yu

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Artist's Statement

Since 2006, I have been working with fabric to build fictional objects. These objects have definable shapes and familiarity to our everyday existence. However, a part of their identity is obscured.

By blurring the identity of objects, I feel that other motifs become clearer. Just as when I see yellow watermelon, the rightful redness of what it should be is jolting.

Making each is a close study of the objects that they are supposed to be, but are not. For example, the Super100 Aeroplane is a large scaled fabric airplane made of high quality men’s suiting fabric. It is neither a paper airplane, nor a piece of clothing. It is an object whose purpose is closer to a tie, or a ring—necessary only in its being there physically.

www.eugeniayu.com

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Education
*MFA Architecture, RISD, 2010-2013
BFA Fashion Design, Parsons The Newschool, 2002-2006
Parsons, Paris 2004/2005
Choplet Ceramics Studio 2007
Kaikaikiki NY Studio, Painter, 2008/2009

Exhibition
Newspaper Garments, Parsons Gallery, Paris, France, 2004
End of the Year Show, 15arrondisement Space, Paris, France, 2005
Parsons 2006 Design Critique, New York, 2006
DIRECTION Textile Show, New York, 2006
Paris Series, Flying Saucer, Brooklyn, 2007
Internal Illuminations, The Foundry Art Centre, Missouri, 2007
Emergence Show, Governors Island, 2008

Publication
Seating Apparatus, Parsons Catalog, 03/04
Father Collection, ID Magazine, Sept 2007
Emergence show interview, Summer 2008
Interview, Fashion Projects, January 2010
Paper Painter included on Blog.Nujeru.com 03/2010

-Urban Artists Initiative/NYC Grant Finalist 2008
-Graduate Fellowship, RISD, 2010-2013
-President’s Scholar, RISD, 2010-2013